Hen Crag

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GR 291008 615m. NE Facing. Hen Crag Buttress is climbed frequently and only needs dump of snow and some cold weather to come into condition. This crag can be easily seen from the south end of Ambleside and is a good indicator of what conditions are likely to be in the west of the district. Approach from the car park at Tilberthwaite GR 306010. In exceptional conditions bag 'Tilberthwaite Trundle' on the approach. Descent: To the west (right side looking at the crag) heading towards the summit of Whetherlam and then down its NE ridge.

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South Gully
200m. The left bounding gully. Straightforward.
Hen Crag Buttress
250m. Follows an open groove line starting at the bottom left of the crag. The groove is climbed in 2 pitches to a big ledge...
2 Stars
Hen Crag Buttress - Left Finish
250m. Takes an icy line out left finishing up a diagonal ramp.
Hen Direct
250m. Start at the lowest point of the buttress and climb heathery ledges up a vague groove until an awkward pull can be made...
1 Stars
S-V 5
North Gully
The right bounding gully which can be used as a descent in good conditions.
North Buttress
150m. The buttress immediately right of North Gully is often in condition when the rest of the crag is bare. Climb easy ground...
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